Archive for the ‘Qur’an’ category

Where All Needs Are Met

Two Hundred Word Tidbits: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V In Surah Taha, in an address to Prophet Adam `alayhi sallatu wa sallam (may Allah send His peace and blessings on him), Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala (exalted is He) describes Jannah (Paradise) in the following words: “Indeed, it […]

The Decree of Allah

Lecture by Suhaib Webb | Transcribed by Fuseina Mohamad Surat Al-Fatiha Series: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX | Part X | Part XI | Part XII | Part XIII | Part XIV| Part XV | Part XVI | Part XVII | Part XVIII | Part XIX | Part XX | Part XXI | Part XXII | Part XXIII | Part XXIV | Part XXV Why did Iblees tell Allah all of this? Because he knew that Allah’s promise is the truth. […]

The Prayer of Shaytan

Lecture by Suhaib Webb | Transcribed by Fuseina Mohamad Surat Al-Fatiha Series: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX | Part X | Part XI | Part XII | Part XIII | Part XIV| Part XV | Part XVI | Part XVII | Part XVIII | Part XIX | Part XX | Part XXI | Part XXII | Part XXIII | Part XXIV | Part XXV We praise Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He) and we ask that the peace and blessings of […]

Riya’ Through Action

Lecture by Suhaib Webb | Transcribed by Fuseina Mohamad Surat Al-Fatiha Series: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII | Part IX | Part X | Part XI | Part XII | Part XIII | Part XIV| Part XV | Part XVI | Part XVII | Part XVIII | Part XIX | Part XX | Part XXI | Part XXII | Part XXIII | Part XXIV | Part XXV The fourth one is ar-riya’ bil ‘amal: riya’ (arrogance) through one’s actions. This means you do certain […]

Expanding Upon the Characteristics of the People of Jannah

By Raiiq Ridwan Glimpses into the World of the Unseen: I | II | III | IV |V | VI | VII | VIII As mentioned towards the end of the last article, we will be discussing the various characteristics of the people of Jannah (Paradise) mentioned in the Qur’an, and we have particularly selected two passages from the Qur’an which give many of the important qualities […]

Spoken Qur’an

The Qur’an was always conveyed through speech. When it was sent down, it was not sent down as a physical book that was read by the Companions. The Messenger ﷺ (peace be upon him) would recite it out loud and it would be heard and would move those who heard it. It had a penetrating […]

Faithful Friends

By Sabeen Mansoori A cursory reading of any translation of the Qur’an leaves one wondering why Allah (swt) repeats the stories of the Prophets so many times. It is related that Prophet Musa `alayhi sallatu wa sallam (may Allah send His peace and blessings on him) throws down his staff which swallows up the snakes […]

Entering Paradise

Paradise and Hell Series: Part I | Part II | Part III | Part IV | Part V | Part VI | Part VII | Part VIII Allah paints a picture in the Qur’an of the most successful person: “So as for he who is given his record in his right hand, he will say, ‘Here, read my record! Indeed, I was certain that I would be meeting […]

Tafsir Surat Al-Balad (Part II)

In his Wednesday night class at MCA, Imam Suhaib Webb explains the second part of Surat Al-Balad (Qur’an, 90).

Tafsir Surat Al-Balad (Part I)

In his Wednesday night class at MCA, Imam Suhaib Webb explains the first part of Surat Al-Balad (Qur’an, 90).

Your Daily Dose: 10th Juz

The story of Jonah (Yunus) in the Qur’an is one of the most powerful. For me, this chapter has a special memory: While I was memorizing it with my teacher he asked me about the verse, “For those who follow in the best way there will be something extra.” “Do you know what that is?” […]

Your Daily Dose: 9th Juz

Allah says, “Then do they not reflect upon the Qur’an, or are there locks upon their hearts?!” (Qur’an, 47:24) Last night we all heard some amazing Qur’an. Our Shaykh (teacher), Syed Jibril, read from the 9th chapter. Do you have any thoughts on what you heard? What part of the Qur’an are you in?   […]

Your Daily Dose: 7th Juz

Once a brother came, in a rude fashion, saying “What is your `Aqidah (Islamic creed)!?” I responded, “Surat al-Fatiha!” Then, he said, “And?” I responded, “Surat al-Ikhlas!” He responded, “And?” I said, “the hadith of Jibrael (Gabriel).” He responded, “And?” I responded, “Surat al-An’am!” He responded, “And?” I said, “That is enough for anyone seeking […]

The Abandonment of the Qur’an

By Iman Badawi It is known as “al-Kitab” (the Book). It is so well known and highly revered that when any Muslim refers to “the Book,” it is understood to mean the Holy Qur’an. It is the book above all books because it is the complete and final revelation of Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted […]

Your Daily Dose: 6th Juz

My sheikh told me, “Umar (ra) used to say, ‘Teach men the fifth chapter of the Qur’an.” Any thoughts why?   A juz is a part of the Qur’an. The Qur’an is divided into 30 parts (juz). The 6th juz of the Qur’an is from 4:148-5:81.

Ramadan, the Qur’an, and Us

The month of Ramadan is a time when we, despite the struggle, keep ourselves away from that which is otherwise permissible and a necessity in our life. For the past eleven months, at some level we have given preference to our physical self, in terms of nourishment, than our soul. We’ve done things we shouldn’t […]

Your Daily Dose: 5th Juz

The fifth juz is amazing, and touches on so many things. The 4th chapter of Qur’an was one of the hardest for me to memorize. Once, while I was sitting with my sheikh and reading it to him I started crying. He looked at me and said, “Everyone who came before you; who wanted to […]

Your Daily Dose: 4th Juz

Okay, okay, okay! I know we are reading double Qur’an today, our juz for Ramadan and Sura al-Kahf. What are you thoughts? What are your feelings? What moved you? Share and spread the gems!   A juz is a part of the Qur’an. The Qur’an is divided into 30 parts (juz). The 4th juz of […]

Your Daily Dose: 3rd Juz

Pondering on the Qur’an is one of the essential ingredients of the “CORE RAMADAN DIET.” Last night many of us heard the third Juz. What are your thoughts? What did you take form this amazing part of the Qur’an?   A juz is a part of the Qur’an. The Qur’an is divided into 30 parts […]

Your Daily Dose: Thoughts on the Qur’an

Allah (subhanahu wa ta`ala – exalted is He) says, “Will they not ponder over the Qur’an?” (Qur’an, 47:24). The Prophet ﷺ (peace be upon him) said, “The people of the Qur’an are the people of Allah and His chosen friends.”  When ‘Uthman (radiAllahu `anhu – may Allah be pleased with him) was asked, “How can I get closer […]